Israel is postponing "strategic dialogue" with Britain over defence and security issues, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman has said.
The move is a protest over attempts to use British law to prosecute visiting Israeli officials, the spokesman added.
All timed nicely to throw mud in the face of Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague.
The news comes on the first day of an official visit to Israel by the UK's Foreign Secretary William Hague.Which Israel denies-
The Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman denied that the latest development was a deliberate "ambush" to humiliate Mr Hague.
Could have let him know before he got there..
Israel has expressed anger that, in the past, ministers and senior military figures have had to cancel visits to the UK because of concerns that pro-Palestinian groups might use the courts to seek their arrest over Israeli military action in Gaza, or this year's raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship in which nine Turkish activists were killed.
The news that Israel was postponing an annual round of strategic talks with Britain was potentially embarrassing, even though the Conservatives have already promised to amend those laws which could expose visiting Israeli politicians to arrest.
The conservatives had already grovelled before Israel , oops I mean promised to change the laws. Not good enough say the Israeli dictatorship. Not good enough. Come and lick our boots.